Is THIS Man Trump’s Next Casualty?


Who a candidate lashes out at is telling. While most of the Republican presidential candidates focus their attacks on Hillary, one attempted to attack the GOP field, especially frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

At a ‘YUGE’ rally with 200 supporters in his hometown before heading to the debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich got angry. Not at himself or his campaign for his rock bottom polling numbers, but at Trump and Carson.

Kasich has staked his campaign on being the “adult in the room,” but it’s not working. While the public is obviously frustrated with career politicians, Kasich continues to highlight his political career that stretches back to meeting President Nixon in 1972.

Kasich attacked Trump’s position on immigration, calling it “crazy,” and Carson’s stance on abolishing Medicaid and Medicare, along with the 10% flat tax. And the ‘adult in the room” attacked them without even saying their names.

“Do you know how crazy this election is?

We got one candidate that says we ought to abolish Medicaid and Medicare,” Kasich said, an apparent reference to Carson, who has suggested replacing both programs with private savings accounts. “You ever heard of anything so crazy as that?

We got one person saying we ought to have a 10 percent flat tax that will drive up the deficit in this country by trillions of dollars.

Why don’t we have no taxes? Just get rid of them all, and then a chicken in every pot on top of it.

We got one guy who says we ought to take 10 or 11 million people … we’re gonna pick them up and we’re gonna take them to the border and scream at them to get out of our country? That’s just crazy.”

Kasich also took a jab at Jeb Bush by criticizing all of Jeb’s vetoes as Governor of Florida. Kasich said, “One of the candidates says he’s known as Veto Corleone. He’s so proud of the fact that he vetoes everything. You know what vetoes are? Vetoes are a sign that you can’t get what you want.”

But, what’s ironic is that Kasich also uses his veto powers over the Republican controlled Ohio House and Senate. Kasich vetoed parts of Conservative State Treasurer John Mandel’s budget. Many pundits saw Kasich’s veto as revenge for Mandel’s very vocal opposition to Kasich’s beloved Medicaid expansion.

Angry John Kasich very likely will not resonate with Republican voters. Denying why populism is thriving right now is a risky political move. Calling out your opponents for doing the same thing as you is hypocritical.

Who do you think will be the next Republican to drop out of the race? Please share your thoughts below. 

H/T: Ohio Capital Blog

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